oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Women's health - HRT and breast cancer : family feature
|Article Title||Women's health - HRT and breast cancer : family feature|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Author||Karen Van Rensburg|
|Publication Date||Winter 2009|
Menopause is the time in the life of a woman when the ovaries stop producing eggs and menstruation ceases. Oestrogen levels decline during this time, causing symptoms like hot flushes and vaginal dryness. A lower level of oestrogen may also increase the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease in the postmenopausal woman.
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